Technology Commercialization

Technology Commercialization

Advancing university research to the global marketplace

Our research programs make the university a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally and globally. With a long-term, comprehensive focus on commercialization, the university has built a robust set of resources to take promising discoveries from concept to market. 

Brilliant faculty from 15 colleges and other units around the university are the driving force for nearly 400 invention disclosures each year. This translates into nearly 300 active licenses – technologies invented at Ohio State that are impacting lives around the world.

Our Partners And Resources

Our technology commercialization team is the bridge between research and the market. Ohio State innovators are continually making groundbreaking discoveries in fields that impact the human condition: medicine, manufacturing, logistics, international business, science and technology. Whether licensing a new technology to an existing enterprise or engaging with an Ohio State startup, our team is here to facilitate that process.

The Path to Commercialization

Our team works with hundreds of companies each year – companies ready to take the university’s innovations to market and impact lives. To illustrate our process, we have established a clear commercialization pathway for licensing a university technology.

Licensing Templates

To help get started, below find our standard templates for licensing a university technology. Please contact us to talk about next steps. 

Contact Us

We’re here to help you. If you are interested in learning more or licensing a university technology, please contact a member of our team below.

Contact Us

Sr. Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization

Kevin Taylor


Executive Assistant to Kevin Taylor

Cameron Groff


Associate Director of Licensing
Arts and Sciences | Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Jay Dahlman, PhD, CLP


Director, Intellectual Property and Contracts

David Mess, MS, JD, CLP


Senior Intellectual Property and Grant Compliance Officer

John Cocumelli, JD


Senior Licensing Officer

Ryan Zinn


Business Operations Consultant

Aditi Bhatiya


Senior Analyst
Operational Excellence

Chad Bahan


Licensing Officer

Erika Csatary


Executive Director, Licensing

Don Taylor


Business Operations, Senior Analyst

Jacob Decot


Senior Licensing Officer
AI | ML | Digital Health

Andrew Hampton


Associate Director of Licensing
Health Sciences

Panya Taysavang


Senior Licensing Officer

Chris Willson


Senior Licensing Officer
Health Sciences

Adam Schworer


Associate Director of Licensing (Engineering)

Mandana Ashouri


Licensing Officer

Ryan Lawson


Director, Commercialization Education

Tanya Mathew


Commercial Translational Architect

Joe Sharick


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